Dr. Bijayalaxmi MOHANTY

Senior Research Fellow

(Group Member since Jan 2009)

  • PhD (1991) Univ. of Cambridge, UK
  • MPhil (1985) Utkal Univ., India
  • MSc in Botany (1983) Utkal Univ., India
  • BSc (Hons) in Botany (1983) Utkal Univ., India

Email: bijayalaxmi.mohantygmail.com
Official Email: chebijaynus.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6516 2252


Plant Physiology, Biochemistry

  • Respiration (mainly anaerobic metabolism)
  • Ion uptake and their relation to different metabolisms
  • Photosynthesis (PS II efficiency and chlorophyll fluorescence under stress condition)


  • Development of Dragon Plant Promoter Database, (mainly on the model dicot plant Arabidopsis and model monocot plant rice)
  • Classification and annotation of genes in rice
  • Prediction and analysis of transcription factor binding sites for different biochemical pathways
  • Promoter analysis in plants particularly rice
  • Sequence analysis of different genes in rice
  • Arabidopsis metabolic network
  • Arabidopsis flavonoid pathway
  • Biotic and abiotic stress response in rice and other plants


Lakshmanan, M., Lim, S.-H., Mohanty, B., Kim, J.K., Ha, S.-H., and Lee, D.-Y. 2015. Unraveling the light-specific metabolic and regulatory signatures of rice through combined in silico modeling and multi-omics analysis. Plant Physiol., accepted.

Mohanty, B., Kitazumi, A., Cheung, C.Y.M., Lakshmanan, M., de los Reyes, B.G., Jang, I-C., and Lee, D-Y. 2015. Identification of candidate network hubs involved in metabolic adjustments of rice under drought stress by integrating transcriptome data and genome-scale metabolic network. Plant Sci. (Special Issue), accepted.

de los Reyes, B.G., Mohanty, B., Yun, S.-J., Park, M.-R., and Lee, D.-Y. 2015. Upstream regulatory architecture of rice genes: Summarizing the baseline towards genus-wide comparative analysis of regulatory networks and allele mining. Rice 8 (1): 14 [Highly accessed].

Bhaskar, R.V., Mohanty, B., Verma, V., Wijaya, E., and Kumar, P.P. 2015. A Hormone-Responsive C1-Domain-Containing Protein At5g17960 Mediates Stress Response in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLOS One, 10(1): e0115418.

Jyothi-Prakash, P. A., Mohanty, B., Wijaya, E., Lim, T.-M., Loh, C.-S. and Kumar, P.P. 2014. Identification of salt gland-associated genes and characterization of a dehydrin from the salt secretor mangrove Avicennia officinalis. BMC Plant Biol., 14: 291.

Shiono, K., Yamauchi, T., Yamazaki, S., Mohanty, B., Malik, A.I., Nagamura, Y., Nishizawa, N.K., Tsutsumi, N., Colmer, T.D., Nakazono, M. 2014. Microarray analysis of laser-microdissected tissues indicates the biosynthesis of suberin in the outer part of roots during formation of a barrier to radial oxygen loss in rice (Oryza sativa). J. Exp. Bot. doi: 10.1093/jxb/eru235

Lakshmanan, M., Mohanty, B., Lim, S.-H., Ha, S.-H., and Lee, D.-Y. 2014. Metabolic and transcriptional regulatory mechanisms underlying the anoxic adaptation of rice coleoptile. AoB PLANTS, 6: plu026.

Lakshmanan, M., Mohanty, B., and Lee, D.-Y. 2013. Identifying essential genes/reactions of the rice photorespiration by in silico model-based analysis. Rice, 6:20.

Lakshmanan, M., Zhang, Z., Mohanty, B., Kwon, J.-Y., Choi, H.-Y., Nam, H.-J., Kim, D.-I. and Lee, D.-Y. 2013. Elucidating the rice cells metabolism under flooding and drought stresses using flux-based modelling and analysis. Plant Physiol., 162(4): 2140-2150.

Chung, B.K.S., Lakshmanan, M., Klement, M., Mohanty, B. and Lee, D.-Y. 2013. Genome-scale in silico modeling and analysis for designing synthetic terpenoid-producing microbial cell factories. Chem. Eng. Sci., 103: 100-108. [Special Issue: Synthetic Biology, invited]

Mohanty, B., Hearth, V., Wijaya, E., Yeo, H.C., de los Reyes, B.G. and Lee, D.-Y. 2012. Patterns of cis-element enrichment reveal potential regulatory modules involved in the transcriptional regulation of anoxia response of japonica rice. Gene, 511(2): 235-42.

Stamm, P., Ravindran, P., Mohanty, B., Tan, E.L., Yu, H. and Kumar, P.P. 2012. Insights into the molecular mechanism of RGL2-mediated inhibition of seed germination in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Plant Biol., 12:179 [Highly accessed].

Xu, F., Park, M.R., Kitazumi, A., Herath, V., Mohanty, B., Yun, S.J. and de los Reyes, B.G. 2012. Cis-regulatory signatures of orthologous stress-associated bZIP transcription factors from rice, sorghum and Arabidopsis based on phylogenetic footprints. BMC Genomics, 13:497.

Park, M-R., Yun, K-Y., Mohanty, B., Herath, V., Xu, F., Wijaya, E., Bajic, V. B., Yun, S.J., de los Reyes, B.G. 2010. Supra-optimal expression of the cold-regulated OsMyb4 transcription factor in transgenic rice changes the complexity of transcriptional network with major effects on stress tolerance and panicle development. Plant cell and Environ., 33 (12):2209-30.

Yun, K.-Y., Park, M-R., Mohanty, B., Herath, V., Xu, F., Mauleon, R., Wijaya, E., Bajic, V.B., Brueskwich, R., de los Reyes, B.G. 2010. Transcriptional regulatory network triggered by oxidative signals configures the early response mechanisms of japonica rice to chilling stress. BMC Plant Biol., 10:16 [Highly accessed].

Meier S., Gehring C., MacPherson C. R., Kaur M., Maqungo M., Reuben S., Muyanga S., Shih M. D., Wei F. J., Wanchana S., Mauleon R., Radovanovic A., Bruskiewich R., Tanaka T., Mohanty, B., Itoh T., Wing R., Gojobori T., Sasaki T., Swarup S., Hsing Y. I., Bajic V. B. 2008. The promoter signatures in rice LEA genes can be used to build a co-expressing LEA gene network. Rice, 1(2): 177.

Cheng C., Yun K.-Y., Ressom H., Mohanty, B., Bajic V. B., Jia Y., Yun S. J., de los Reyes B. G. 2007. An early response regulatory cluster induced by low temperature and hydrogen peroxide in chillng tolerant japonica rice. BMC Gen., 18:8(1):175.

Mohanty, B., Krishnan, S.P.T., Swarup, S. and Bajic, V.B. 2005. Detection and Preliminary Analysis of Motifs in Promoters of Anaerobically Induced Genes of Different Plant Species. Special Issue in Ann. Bot., 96 (4): 669-681.

Pan H., Zuo, L., Kanagasabai, R., Zhang, Z., Choudhary, V., Mohanty, B., Tan, S.L., Krishnan, S.P.T., Veladandi, P.S., Meka, A., Choy, W.K., Swarup, S., Bajic, V.B. 2005. Extracting information for meaningful function inference through text-mining, Chapter in Discovering Biomolecular Mechanism with Computational Biology, (F Eisenhaber, Ed.), Landes Bioscience.

Pan, H., Zuo, L., Choudhary, V., Zhang, Z., Leow, S.H., Chong, F.T., Huang, Y., Ong V.W.S., Mohanty, B., Tan, S. L., Krishnan, S.P.T., Bajic, V.B. 2004. Dragon T. F. Association Miner: A system for exploring transcription factor associations through text-mining, Nucleic Acid Res., 1:32: W230-W234.

Mohanty, B. and Ong, B.L. 2003. Contrasting effects of submergence in light and dark on pyruvate decarboxylase activity in roots of rice lines differing in submergence tolerance. Special Issue in Ann. Bot., 91: 291-300.

Mohanty, B., P. M. Wilson and T. ap Rees.1993. Effects of anoxia on growth and carbohydrate metabolism in suspension cultures of soybean and rice. Phytochemistry, 34 (1): 75-82.

Mohanty, B. and T. ap Rees. 1992. Demonstration and Measurement of inorganic pyrophosphate in potato tubers. Potato Research 35, 195-198.